Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) Vice-President Shahidullah Azim has said the country’s apparel industry has become front-runners in the marathon of sustainability, “a core area of concern in the global business landscape.”
“Bangladesh has the highest number of green factories in the world, with 168 LEED Green factories certified by the US Green Building Council (USGBC), 50 of which are rated Platinum, with 550 more factories in the pipeline. Moreover, 40 out of the top 100 industrial projects in the world are in Bangladesh,” he added.
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“A major demographic of the global consumer is now concerned about sustainable consumption and production, especially the environmental footprint of the product they buy. The BGMEA has proactively taken the issue of sustainability to the core of its strategic vision.”
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The BGMEA vice-president was speaking at the seminar “Manufacturing in Efficient and Sustainable Way” organised by Apna Organics at Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden Saturday.
Mohammad Hatem, executive president of the Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association, Kazi Iftekhar Hossain, president of the Bangladesh Garment Buying House Association, Prasad Pant, South-Asia director of ZDHC, Md Shafiqur Rahman, president of the Institution of Textile Engineers and Technologists, and Abrar H Sayem, president of the Bangladesh Apparel Youth Leaders Association, were also present.
Source: United News of Bangladesh